Torino vs SPAL
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 21 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino (Turin)
Torino will be looking to secure back-to-back home league victories for the first time this season when they take on last-placed SPAL on Saturday night.
Torino vs SPAL: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (4 games): Torino 2 wins, 2 Draws.
- Torino have won both home games against SPAL.
- The Granata have scored at least one goal in 3 of 4 meetings vs Gli Spalini.
- Both last season’s games had under 2.5 goals.
Torino vs SPAL: Predicted Starting Lineups
Torino (3-4-1-2): Sirigu – Izzo, Nkoulou, Bremer – De Silvestri, Rincon, Baselli, Ansaldi – Berenguer – Zaza, Belotti.
SPAL (3-5-2): Berisha – Cionek, Vicari, Igor – Strefezza, Murgia, Missiroli, Kurtic, Di Francesco – Paloschi, Petagna.
Torino vs SPAL: Prediction
Walter Mazzarri’s side remained 9th in the Serie A standings following a six-goal thriller at Marc’Antonio Bentegodi which saw the guests going three goals ahead and Verona staging a great comeback with three goals in a fifteen-minute spell.
With 21 points on the board, Torino are tied with Napoli and AC Milan and seven points off of sixth-placed Atalanta. The Granata have won three of their last five league outings.
‘Il Toro’ logged three wins, two draws and three defeats in their own backyard, scoring a goal per match and conceding 1.25 per bout. They’ve beaten Fiorentina 2-1 in latest home fixture.
Iago Falque, Lyanco, Bonifazi, Parigini and Edera are all out with injuries for the hosts.
SPAL have taken their winless streak to nine games after suffering a 1-3 defeat against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. Leonardo Semplici’s men were 1-0 up at half-time, but the free-flowing Giallorossi turned the game around quickly.
With 2 wins, 3 draws and 11 defeats to their name, Gli Spalini are last-placed, six points behind safety and they will be hoping to upset the hosts and take their points tally to double digits.
The Ferrara-based outfit are the league’s worst away side with a sole point from eight road games. They’ve scored two goals and shipped 14 (1.75 per match).
D’Alesandro and Fares are long-term absentees for the guests, Reca is one week away from full fitness.
The hosts are projected to start in attacking 3-4-1-2 formation with Alex Berenguer operating behind Simone Zaza and recovered Andrea Belotti.
I fancy them to score over 1.5 goals in this one, but I don’t trust them to keep a clean sheet after that horror show in last twenty minutes against the Scaligers.
Gli Spalini ended their six-game goal drought on their travels with goals against Inter and Roma and I’m willing to back them to net again.
Torino vs SPAL: Betting Tips
Torino to score over 1.5 goals @1.83
Both teams to score – Yes @1.97.